The School district is monitoring student flu absences closely. Currently, district wide, we are running about 90% present. Schools are proactively working to take preventive steps such as frequently wiping down/disinfecting common surfaces.
Parents are doing a great job of helping with this by keeping students at home who exhibit flu-like symptoms.
Currently, there are no plans to close any schools due to the flu, however, we will continue to monitor the situation carefully.
EMA Flu Season Reminder Flyer
The following has been taken from the CDC website:
In addition to getting vaccinated, you and your children can take everyday steps to help prevent the spread of germs:
-Stay away from people who are sick.
-If your child is sick with the flu illness, try to keep him or her in a separate room from others in the household, if possible.
-CDC recommends that your sick child stay home for at least 24 hours after his or her fever is gone, except to get medical care or for other necessities. The fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine. People with the flu may be able to infect others from 1 day before getting sick to 5 to 7 days after.
-Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after it has been used.
-Wash hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way.
-Clean and disinfect hard surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs. The flu virus can live and potentially infect a person for 2 to 8 hours after being deposited on a surface.